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Oakley, Francis

Kingship: The Politics of Enchantmant

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From despots to powerless figureheads, and from the Neolithic era to the present, this book traces the history of kingship around the world and the tenacity of its connection with the sacred.
  • Considers the many forms that kingship took during this period, including: the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt; the emperors of Japan; the Maya rulers of Mesoamerica; the medieval popes and emperors; and the English and French monarchs of early modern Europe
  • Explores the panoply of governing roles that kingship involved – administrative, military, judicial, economic, religious and symbolic – but focussing on its connection with the sacred.
  • Draws on the insights of cultural anthropology and comparative religion, as well as the on the resources provided by historians.
  • Keywords: HISTORY / Historiography HIS016000

    Author(s)
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
    Publication year
    2008
    Language
    en
    Edition
    1
    Page amount
    208 pages
    Category
    History
    Format
    Ebook
    eISBN (PDF)
    9780470692899
    Printed ISBN
    9780631226956

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